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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Arms control, security cooperation, and U.S.-Russian relations
    Dec01

    Arms control, security cooperation, and U.S.-Russian relations

    By Steven PiferFor nearly 50 years, arms control agreements have contributed to more stable and predictable relations between Washington and Moscow. Beginning in the late 1980s, agreements such as the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty followed by the first Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START I) went beyond mere limitations to...

    Council of Europe will betray its human rights mandate by giving in to Russia, Mr Jagland
    Dec01

    Council of Europe will betray its human rights mandate by giving in to Russia, Mr Jagland

    The Council of Europe is considering reinstating Russia’s voting rights which were withdrawn after Russia’s invasion and annexation of Crimea in 2014. Crimea remains under occupation with ever-mounting human rights abuse, making the reference given to the Council of Europe’s ‘human rights mandate’ as excuse for removing...

    Mixed Results for Emerging Europe in Legatum Prosperity Index
    Dec01

    Mixed Results for Emerging Europe in Legatum Prosperity Index

    World prosperity increased in 2017 and now sits at its highest level in the last decade, being 2.6 per cent higher than in 2007, according to the 11th edition of the Legatum Prosperity Index. However, the gap between the highest and lowest scores has increased and the spread between nations is growing. Each country has been measured on nine...

    Arms control, security cooperation, and U.S.-Russian relations
    Dec01

    Arms control, security cooperation, and U.S.-Russian relations

    By Steven PiferFor nearly 50 years, arms control agreements have contributed to more stable and predictable relations between Washington and Moscow. Beginning in the late 1980s, agreements such as the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty followed by the first Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START I) went beyond mere limitations to...

    Mixed Results for Emerging Europe in Legatum Prosperity Index
    Dec01

    Mixed Results for Emerging Europe in Legatum Prosperity Index

    World prosperity increased in 2017 and now sits at its highest level in the last decade, being 2.6 per cent higher than in 2007, according to the 11th edition of the Legatum Prosperity Index. However, the gap between the highest and lowest scores has increased and the spread between nations is growing. Each country has been measured on nine...

    Unexpected Freedom for two Crimean Tatar Dissidents
    Dec01

    Unexpected Freedom for two Crimean Tatar Dissidents

    Russia / Europe In late October, President Vladimir Putin pardoned and released Ilmi Umerov and Akhtem Chiygoz, two Crimean Tatar dissidents. Both were members of the Mejlis, a legislative body for the Crimean Tatar people that has been dissolved since Russia’s capture of Crimea. Both were persecuted for their views: They openly stated that...

    Isolationism is Not an Option
    Dec01

    Isolationism is Not an Option

    Editor’s Note: This blog is part of an ongoing series of contributions from participants in The German Marshall Fund’s flagship leadership development program, The Marshall Memorial Fellowship (MMF). I received a typical American education. In high school, I was taught that the United States’ love of isolationism was a root...

    Крымские заложники Кремля
    Dec01

    Крымские заложники Кремля

    Russia / Europe В конце октября Владимир Путин помиловал и освободил Ильми Умерова и Ахтема Чийгоза – двух крымскотатарских диссидентов и членов Меджлиса крымскотатарского народа. Оба преследовались за свою позицию: они открыто заявляли, что произошел акт агрессии и аннексии Крыма Российской Федерацией и призывали к возвращению украинского...

    Belarus Refinery Boss Upbeat Despite Challenges
    Nov30

    Belarus Refinery Boss Upbeat Despite Challenges

    The most important oil refinery in Belarus, Naftan, is currently struggling with increasing oil prices and decreasing wages, while the whole country has been affected by the economic crisis, and protests against an unpopular new tax are on the increase. “In 2017, as compared to 2016, we saw a general improvement of the spread between world price...

    Germany: Keeping an Eye on the Balkans
    Nov30

    Germany: Keeping an Eye on the Balkans

    By Antonia Colibasanu Germany’s foreign intelligence agency is increasingly turning its attention to the Balkans, according to a report by German newspaper Berliner Zeitung. The agency, the BND, has not confirmed the story, but the media rarely report on the BND’s work. That they did in this case could indicate that the agency wants...

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